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Effect of Short Term Adrenal Suppression on Androgen Overproduction in Overweight Girls With Androgen Excess

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01422707
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : August 24, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 20, 2016
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Short term hydrocortisone to test whether improves excess androgen production from adrenal gland and ovaries

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Hyperandrogenemia Obesity Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Drug: Hydrocortisone

Detailed Description:
This study will test whether short-term suppression of adrenal function can ameliorate androgen (male hormone) overproduction in overweight girls with androgen excess. The investigators hypothesize that one month of oral hydrocortisone administration will improve androgen levels in girls with adrenal androgen overproduction. Specifically, this intervention will improve androgen levels after adrenal stimulation testing with adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH).

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Effect of Short Term Adrenal Suppression on Androgen Overproduction in Overweight Girls With Androgen Excess (CBS003)
Study Start Date : April 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2018


Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: hydrocortisone
4 weeks hydrocortisone with pre- and post-intervention Dexamethasone and Cosyntropin to perform standardized adrenal stimulation testing
Drug: Hydrocortisone
10 mg/m2/per day PO at bedtime (X4 weeks)
Other Name: Cortef


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in free testosterone after ACTH administration before and after hydrocortisone administration for 4 weeks [ Time Frame: 30 and 60 minutes after ACTH, baseline, and after 4 weeks of hydrocortisone administration ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in adrenal steroid precursors after ACTH, baseline, and after 4 weeks of hydrocortisone administration [ Time Frame: 30 and 60 minutes after ACTH, baseline, and after 4 weeks of hydrocortisone administration ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Overweight(>85th BMI%) females
  • Early to late puberty (expected age range 7-18)
  • Hyperandrogenemic (free testosterone greater than 2.5 standard deviations above the mean for normal control subjects of the same Tanner Stage)
  • Screening labs within age-appropriate normal range, with the exception of a mildly low hematocrit (see below) and the hormonal abnormalities inherent in obesity which could include mildly elevated luteinizing hormone (LH), lipids, testosterone, prolactin, DHEAS, E2, glucose, and insulin; and decreased follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and/or sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Screening labs outside of age-appropriate normal range
  • Hemoglobin <12 mg/dL and hematocrit<36% (Subjects will be offered the opportunity to take iron supplementation for 60 days if their hematocrit is slightly low (33-36%) (suggestive of iron deficiency anemia) and will then return for retesting of their hemoglobin/hematocrit. If still <36%, they will be excluded.)
  • Morning Cortisol <5 g/dL
  • 17-hydroxyprogesterone >295 ng/dL
  • History of Cushing's syndrome or adrenal insufficiency
  • Pregnant
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01422707


Contacts
Contact: Deborah Sanderson 434-243-6911 pcos@virginia.edu
Contact: Christine M. Burt Solorzano, MD 434-243-6911 pcos@virginia.edu

Locations
United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Center for Research in Reproduction Not yet recruiting
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22908
Contact: Deborah Sanderson    434-243-6911    pcos@virginia.edu   
Contact: Christine M. Burt Solorzano, MD    434-243-6911    pcos@virginia.edu   
Principal Investigator: Christine M. Burt Solorzano, MD         
Sub-Investigator: John C. Marshall, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Virginia
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christine M. Burt Solorzano, MD University of Virginia
More Information

Responsible Party: Christine Burt Solorzano, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01422707     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CBS003
CBS003 ( Other Identifier: University of Virginia )
First Posted: August 24, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 20, 2016
Last Verified: December 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Cysts
Overweight
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Hyperandrogenism
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Cysts
Neoplasms
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Endocrine System Diseases
46, XX Disorders of Sex Development
Disorders of Sex Development
Urogenital Abnormalities
Adrenogenital Syndrome
Congenital Abnormalities
Androgens
Hydrocortisone 17-butyrate 21-propionate
Hydrocortisone acetate
Cortisol succinate
Hydrocortisone
Epinephrine
Racepinephrine
Epinephryl borate
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents